A new grant scheme has been launched to help SMEs access finance. The Access to Finance (A2F) stream of the Growth Accelerator service gives companies across Cambridgeshire access to some of the UK’s top business coaches for one-to-one guidance. It is designed to support companies to double their turnover in the next 3-5 years by offering specialist finance coaching.
A2F will be delivered by St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge with regular Masterclasses covering business planning, pitching for investment and applying for grants to help businesses optimise their investment proposition and maximise their chances of raising finance. A2F is open to businesses registered in England with fewer than 250 employees and turnover below 40million across many sectors. The coaching panel spans a broad range of expertise including high-tech, life sciences, telecoms, manufacturing, construction, logistics and food.
For further information about the scheme please visit: www.growthaccelerator.com or contact St John’s Innovation Centre to speak to a Growth Manager on 01223 422378 or email: [email protected] Author Bio 1 2 Doug Perkins, Business Development Officer, 360 East Cambridgeshire Connect with Doug on Google+ 3 Follow 360 East Cambs on Twitter @360ec 4 References ^ www.growthaccelerator.com (www.growthaccelerator.com) ^ [email protected] (blog.business-relocation-east-anglia.co.uk) ^ Doug on Google+ (plus.google.com) ^ @360ec (twitter.com)
Cambridgeshire business scheme to help access finance